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Constans II: September, 641-July 15, 668


Constans II, AV Solidus, 641-646, Constantinople, Officina 3
d N CONSTAN_tINЧS P P AV
Bust facing, wearing crown and chlamys, slight beard, globus cruciger in right hand
VICTORIA-AVGЧΓ
Cross potent on three steps
CONOB in exergue
20mm x 21mm, 4.47g
SB 938; DOC 1c


Constans II and Constantine IV, AV Solidus, 654-659, Constantinople, Officina 3
d N CONStANtINЧS C COSNtANt (sic)
Facing busts of Constans II with long beard at left and Constantine IV beardless at right, each wearing crown and chlamys, cross between their heads
VICTORIA-AVGЧ Γ
Cross potent on three steps
CONOB in exergue
19mm x 20mm, 4.44g
SB 959
Ex Classical Numismatic Group, Lot 1888, December 1996; Ex James Fox Collection


Constans II and Constantine IV, AV Solidus, 654-668, Constantinople, Officina 3
d N CONStANtINЧS C CONSt
Facing busts of Constans II with long beard at left and Constantine IV beardless at right, each wearing crown and chlamys, cross between their heads
VICTORIA-AVGЧ G
Cross potent on three steps
CONOB+ in exergue
19mm x 21mm, 4.39g
SB 961


Constans II, AV Light Solidus of 23 Siliquae, 651-654, Constantinople, Officina 2
d N CONStAN_tINЧS P P AV (Ч retrograde)
Bust facing, wearing crown and chlamys, long beard, globus cruciger in right hand
VICTORIA-AVGЧ B
Cross potent on three steps
BO ΓK in exergue (ΓK ligate)
20mm x 21mm, 4.30g
SB 979; DOC 24; MIB 44
Ex Classical Numismatic Group, Website, June 2009; Ex Khristov Collection; Ex Freeman & Sear, Auction 7, Lot 634, February 2002

Note: The exergual mark on this very interesting and short-lived issue reads BO (normally engraved OB, e.g. CON OB) = Obrysium (gold) and ΓK = Greek for Γ (3) and K (20).


Constans II, AV Semissis, 641-668, Constantinople
d N CONStAN_tINЧS P P AV (Ч retrograde)
Diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
VICTORIA AVGЧS
Cross potent on globe
17mm x 18mm, 2.16g
SB 983


Constans II, AV Tremissis, 641-668, Constantinople
d N CONSTAN_TINЧS P P AV
Diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
VICTORIA AVGЧS
Cross potent on base
CONOB in exergue
15mm, 1.35g
SB 984


Constans II, AR Hexagram, 647-648, Constantinople
d N CONStAN_tINЧS PP AVG
Bust facing, wearing crown and chlamys, very slight beard as indicated by a row of dots around the face, globus cruciger in right hand
dEЧS AdIЧtA ROmANIS
Cross potent on globe above three steps
22mm x 23mm, 6.36g
SB 990; DOC II 49; Yannopoulos 38-42; MIB III 143
Ex CNG Mail Bid 69, Lot 1832, June 2005; Ex Garth R. Drewry Collection

Note: The reverse legend translates to 'God is with the Romans' or 'God helps the Romans'.


Constans II, AE Follis, Year 1 (641/642), Constantinople, Officina 5
EN TvT_O NIKA
Constans, beardless, standing facing, wearing crown and chlamys, long cross in right hand, globus cruciger in left
Large cursive m, A/N/A to left, N/E/O to right
E I V (sideways left) in exergue
20mm x 23mm, 4.95g
SB 1000


Constans II, AE Follis, Year 2 (642/643), Constantinople, Officina 2
EN TvT_O NIKA
Constans, beardless, standing facing, wearing crown and chlamys, long cross in right hand, globus cruciger in left
Large cursive m, O/F/A to left, ANA above, N/E/O/V to right
B II in exergue
18mm x 24mm, 3.68g
SB 1001


Constans II, AE Follis, Year 2 (642/643), Constantinople, Officina 1
EN TvT_O NIKO
Constans, beardless, standing facing, wearing crown and chlamys, long cross in right hand, globus cruciger in left
Large cursive m, O/F/A to left, cross above, N/E/O/V to right, A II in exergue
20mm x 24mm, 3.92g
SB 1001v

Note: Variant of 1001 as reverse has a cross above instead of ANA


Constans II, AE Follis, 641-668, Constantinople, Officina 3
(No legend)
Bust of Constans facing, wearing long beard, plumed helmet ornamented with cross, globus cruciger in right hand, K in right field
(No legend)
Large M below facing busts of Constantine IV at left, Heraclius in center and Tiberius at right, each wearing crown and chlamys and globus crucier in right hand
Γ in lower right field
20mm x 23mm, 4.96g
SB 1013


Constans II, AE Decanummium, Year 10 (650/651), Constantinople, Officina 1
(No legend)
Bust facing with long beard, wearing crown and holding globus cruciger, cross in left field
Large I, X representing regnal year to left, A representing officina mark to right, CON in exergue
19mm, 2.68g
SB 1021


Constans II, AV Solidus, Indictional Year 14 (655/656), Carthage
D N CO_TI AV
Facing busts of Constans II on left, with long beard, globus cruciger in right hand, and Constantine IV on right, beardless, each wearing crown with cross and chlamys, cross between their heads
VICTO_R AV ID
Cross potent on three steps
CONOB in exergue
12mm, 4.36g
SB 1039
Ex Jean Elsen, Auction 85, Lot 532, September 2005